BESTSELLERS

LEONARD by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016
A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT SUN by Jo Nesbø
by Jo Nesbø, translated by Neil Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016
Wasting not a word, Nesbø (Blood on Snow, 2015, etc.) paints an indelible portrait of a criminal loser who reflects when he's faced with the supreme threat to his existence that "it was actually hard to think of anyone who was more dispensable than me."Read full book review >

THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016
The idea of a woman who stands beside an alleged monster is an intriguing one, and very nearly well-executed here, if it weren't bogged down with other too-familiar plotlines. Read full book review >
COMETH THE HOUR by Jeffrey Archer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
Another artful Archer telenovela, readable as a stand-alone family drama but more a treat for those captured by the series. Read full book review >
GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
This too-long heroine's journey requires that the next volume provide sufficient fireworks to keep readers invested in the planned four-book series. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

WEST OF EDEN by Jean Stein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Slips occasionally into hearsay and grievance but rivets readers with "a kind of fascinated horror." Read full book review >
AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE by Richard Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2016
An intriguing journalistic memoir built around a lucid, alarming overview of where the Middle East has been and where it is heading. Read full book review >
IN OTHER WORDS by Jhumpa Lahiri
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An honest, self-deprecating, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words. Read full book review >
THE WOLVES by Alex Berenson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
Fans of the John Wells series won't be disappointed. They'll agree with his enemies that if Wells isn't Superman, he's super something. Read full book review >
FIND HER by Lisa Gardner

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
A gritty, complicated heroine like Flora Dane deserves a better plot than this needlessly complicated story. Read full book review >
MORNING STAR by Pierce Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
An ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga. Read full book review >
ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016
Artful, original, insightful. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >